The Summer King

Nominated Cybils Award (Hosted by YA Websites and Blogspots), 2006

On the anniversary of her twin sister’s mysterious death, 17 year old Laurel returns to Ireland in search of answers. Her sister, Honor, believed in fairies. Laurel does not. Then ‘the roly poly man’ approaches Laurel with a mission and offers her the chance to save her sister. She accepts his advice: act as if ye believe and see what happens. Setting out in search of the Summer King, she unearths old hatreds in the Faerie Realm and rekindles an old romance of her own. But is the handsome dark-haired Ian friend or foe?

“Lyrical and mesmerizing in subject and scope. An essential purchase for fantasy collections in which Tamora Pierce is popular.”
School Library Journal